M3ZZOTINT

Mezzotint is a print made from an engraved copper or steel plate on which the surface has been partially roughened, for shading and partially scraped smooth, giving light areas. The technique was widely used in 17th-19th century  which allows the creation of prints with soft gradations of tone and rich and velvety tones without using line or dot based techniques like hatching, cross-hatching or stipple , therefore it was used for the reproduction of famous paintings in early 17th century.
- Oya Aydin, the curator
 
Kraisak Chirachaisakul was born on March 15, 1962 in Bangkok, Thailand. Kraisak was interested in arts since he was very young and attended Archivasilp, the art college for his high-school years and then he went to Silpakorn University, where he studied Arts for over 6 years but left without any academic degree.

He started his first career as an art-work staff doing catalogue for the cosmetic company and then opened the first Toy and model figures store in Thailand. After the political turbulance of 2010 he decided to go back to what he had left behind for about 20 years, which is “Printmaking”, and keep on doing this until now.
 
Wal Chirachaisakul studied at the College of Fine Art, and graduated in Graphic Arts from Faculty of Painting and Sculpture at Silpakorn University, Thailand.
Wal got the first printmaking competition award in 2011 “Fourth Prize” The 8th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints and won prizes from many countries such as Japan, Taiwan, Russia, Canada, Thailand.

After graduated in 2014, he built his house to be an art gallery and printmaking studio called Kalwit Studio & Gallery in the center of Bangkok. He worked as a curator, Art director and then left his gallery business to his brother. Now he became full-time artist in both oil painting and mezzotint techniques.
 
Kit Chirachaisakul studied at Silpakorn University, Faculty of painting sculpture and graphic arts and finished printmaking as his major. As he was grown up in an environment with full of artists in the family, starting with his father being a famous printmaker and his brother an award winning printing artist influenced him towards art, particularly  printmaking.
 
This exhibition is free entry, starting from 14 November until 14 December.